ATLANTA, GA, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Acquisitions' National and Regional Directors, Zack Schuch and Adam Gerald, teed off with international non-profit charity, Camp to Belong, at their 10th annual Swing for Siblings charity golf tournament. The tournament was held on October 21, 2016 at Bear's Best Atlanta golf course in Suwanee, GA and was held to raise money for the foundation's main purpose: to reconnect siblings separated by the foster care system.

According to the charity's website, more than 400,000 children are currently in foster care in the United States. Data obtained from the 2012 AFSCARS Report, distributed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, states that between 65 and 85 percent of those children have siblings also in the foster care system and over half of them are placed in separate homes from their siblings. Statistics from the same report also show that the number of youth aging out of the system is increasing and of those, 75 percent do not have or maintain strong sibling connections.

Camp to Belong wants to change that. By hosting events like Swing for Siblings, they are able to raise enough money to fund summer camp programs that allow siblings separated by the foster care system to reunite for a week of fun.

To learn more about Camp to Belong and how to get involved or donate, please visit their website at http://www.camptobelong-ga.org/.

"Siblings may not have the opportunity to read bedtime stories together at night, have breakfast together, cheer for each other at school functions or share precious holidays – all the things that typical siblings get to do each day. Siblings are often taken for granted. Yet, the sibling relationship can be our longest relationship in life," states the charity's website. "Our primary goal is to provide a sense of belonging to youth as individuals, and as siblings, giving them opportunities to share childhood memories together and among other youth in the same situations."

Schuch and Gerald, both having siblings of their own, were touched by the foundation's mission and jumped at the chance to participate. The pair donated $300 together to attend the tournament and invited other New Acquisitions affiliates to join them, bringing their donation to about $600 total.

"It was humbling to learn more about the charity's mission," said Gerald, "It's easy to take things for granted, like having your siblings around. You can tell just by talking to the hosts that this is something they're really passionate about and I'm happy we got to be a part of it."

To learn more about New Acquisitions and their involvement in the community, please visit www.newacquisitionsinc.com.


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